Making copies of data so that the copies may be used to restore the original after a data loss event, or for historical retention.

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Sync, share and backup policy using NAS

Trying to come up with a way to keep in sync while sharing and keeping a backup of my music/photos and movies. Currently I have an iMac in Greece and a MBP with me in the UK. As a result I've ended ...
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Nokia backup on a Mac

As I have to bring my phone to a shop for repair, I want to backup my contacts, calenders and text-messages. My Nokia connects perfectly through Bluetooth with iSync. One baddy, however is that ...
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How to use Windows Server 2008 as a Time Machine-style backup?

Is there any way to setup Windows Server 2008 as a Time Machine-like backup device for my laptop?
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Filesystem to quickly get recent modifications

I've got relatively big filesystem (ext4) with lots of small files and I'd like to backup it. Making full backups often is not feasible to me so I want to have a way to make differential/incremental ...
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Backing up several 5Mo+ files from USB key to another one

I often have to backup between 500 and 1000 files each between 5 and 10Mo. The files are originally on an SD Card or a computer (SSD) and have to be copied to a USB key. So I need to copy USB to USB ...
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NPM modules make Google drive chrash - how to exclude NPM modules from sync'ing?

Im using google drive as my cloud based "sync/backup" service for all important work related files. This has been working perfect and very sufficient until I started using NPM modules (node_modules) ...
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Can't seem to figure out how to encrypt Kali Linux post-installation

So I've been trying for the past few days now to encrypt my Kali install with LUKS. I've mostly been switching through different Linux distros to see what might be a good fit. I didn't choose to ...
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Restricting access to a drive to only my backup software

I am currently using Acronis backup software that writes to a local external drive that is used exclusively for backups. Is there a way that I can set things up so that the only application that can ...
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How to compress ext4 partition with Acronis while backup?

With Acronis, when I set to compress ext4 partition before backup, the result is a raw backup and not compressed. The same process with NTFS or FAT32 partition, results are compressed. Please tell ...
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How to force rsync to stop if destination disk is full?

I am using rsync (version 3.1.0 on a centos) to do some backup task. I develop a software that monitor my rsync processes to fit the backup configuration to my buisness logic. My software launch some ...
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Restoring a Windows registry backup in another hdd

I've messed up my Windows registry but I have a backup from that section (HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SOFTWARE/Microsoft/WindowsNT/CurrentVersion/ProfileList). Turns out I cant boot Windows nor a repair CD ...
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Duplicity encryption

As many of you likely know, duplicity is a software program primarily used on Linux operating systems for creating backups of your desktop environment. The software is known to use gpg to encrypt the ...
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Store data from 10.5.4 os x on external hard drive

I would like to make a backup of my data from old MacBook. The version of OS is: 10.5.4 os x I would like to copy the data to the external harddrive and encrypt it. Then I would like to be able to ...
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Recovery of incremental backups made with Cobian Backup (11)

OK... Maybe I'm a bit dim here, but I'm going to ask this. I'm using Cobian 11 to make full and incremental backups. At some point in the future I may need to recover a full one, then update that set ...
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Using a deja-dup backup from ubuntu on debian

I want to switch from Ubuntu to Debian on the same machine. Can I further use my deja-dup backups I made with Ubuntu under Debian? They are stored encrypted on a USB-device. And if yes, are there ...
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How to make automatic hourly/daily/weekly snapshots with Btrfs

I remember working at a company with a NetApp server in 2003, and we had a snapshot directory in our home directories, with various snapshots appearing in it. I think there were snapshots for the last ...
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Read locked files or a previous version thereof on Windows 10: A successor to Shadow Volume Copy?

TL;DR: Is there a non-deprecated alternative to volume shadow copy? I am regularly running incremental backups of my user-files to external drives, including ~/AppData since many programs store ...
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aws linuxAMI crontab ec2 to s3 backup command not working

I am new to Aws Platform and was trying to get Hands on experience on Command Line... but when i was configuring installed wordpress site...and syncing it to S3 bucket.. and for that my instructor was ...
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xubuntu: restoring “drive snapshot” image onto removable disk

I have some images created with Drive Snapshot I now want to restore one of these images onto a removable disk, using my xububtu system. The removable disk is a USB device which appears as a SCSI ...
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WebDAV backup software not working with my ownCloud server, yet working fine with others

I'm trying to use Duplicati to back up a computer to my ownCloud server over WebDAV, but it fails every time with one of the following two errors (depending on OS) and the accompanying log entry. ...
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Windows 10: Corrupted System Image Backup

Recently, My harddisk (500GB) is failing (everything is corrupted because of the harddisk HARDWARE damage) and on that desperate moment, I tried to make a system image backup (Windows 10) to my ...
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Hard Disk failure, cant boot from my USB backup

I noticed a few weeks ago that my HD was making worrying noises so, expecting imminent failure, I bought a USB HD and used the windows 10 feature to do a system backup. Sure enough, the HD did fail, ...
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Making a live & installable media from a Debian Jessie variant?

I enjoy trying different distros as I hear of them, and lately have installed several based upon Debian 'Jessie' (x64) - Q4OS and PrathamOS. I have also grabbed a couple of others that I will check ...
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Run Windows backup with a different account

I am using Windows 10 and Windows 8.1 and have File History and Windows Backup enabled to store backups to a shared NAS folder regularly. Since I am concerned about ransomware trojans, I want to make ...
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How to mount a read only HDD (NTFS volume) and retrieve files?

I have some backups which I need to retrieve files from. They are huuuge (8 TB drives). Because I am not allowed to modify ANY BIT on the disk, I have a adapter that makes the HDD 'read-only'. ...
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Check if file matches selection filelist

Is there a way to check if a file matches a selection filelist, without running the backup command? I am trying to debug my selection filelist file. Since the backup command can take ages to complete ...
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How can I restore a MySql database dump direct from S3?

I have a gzipped database backup stored on S3 and would like to restore it to MySql without having to first download it due to disk space constraints. I tried the two commands below but got gzip: ...
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Advanced retention policy for bacula frequent backups

I am using bacula on Ubuntu, and I'm pretty new to it. I have an incremental backup every 20 minutes and a differential twice a week Schedule { Name="FrequentCycle" Run = Full 1st sun at 23:05 ...
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Restoring xampp(1.7.3a) backup result in error

Im struck with an old xampp (version 1.7.3a) backup and not able to restore in usual way. The error Im getting is /opt/lampp/backup/xampp-backup-09-03-14.sh: 7: ...
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“Credential agnostic” dump of a (offline) PostgreSQL database?

So, first of all, what I mean by "offline" is that I can ensure that at a given time, and as long as the dump is in progress, no DDL/DML operation will occur on this database. I am no seasoned ...
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Does Windows File History honor NTFS security restrictions?

I'm currently thinking about a proper defense strategy against ransomware. As a result of this I would like to myself (a standard local user, not an admin) with write access to as many locations as ...
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rsync is changing my filenames

I use rsync to synchronize remote directory with my local one. My command is: rsync -e"ssh -i /path.to/id_rsa" -aP MyUsername@HostIP:/path/to/host/backup/ /path/to/local/backup --exclude '*.sql' ...
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Ubuntu admin can't open a directory - permission denied

Ok, so I have family backing up to my Lubuntu desktop server (ubuntu). They do rsync over ssh and the backup works fine. I then run backintime to make daily backups to another server. I am the admin ...
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Robocopy e Compare Commands

I have two problems. I used ROBOCOPY to backup my external HDD in another external HDD. After skipping Error 2 and Error 5 using the following line: C:\>robocopy E: G: /e /r:3 /w:1 /sec /mir /z ...
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Desktop app to use cloud file

I have a specific desktop app (Windows OS) that has vital local MDB data. Instead of making and keeping my personal backup of this MDB file I was thinking if it was possible to maybe: move this file ...
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Seagate slim backup plus read only on macs, but never used on windows

I recently bought a Seagate backup drive, I set it up and have only ever used it on my 10.9.5 Mac. However, I tried to use it on another Mac and it is only allowing read only permissions. I am not ...
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Backup symlinks to files with bacula

I use Bacula to backup my files, but there are some symlinks that pointing to files I do not backup, how can i tell bacula to backup the files under symlinks, I know that for folders /. should be ...
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Windows Server backup full instead of incremental after a failure

I use Windows Server Backup to backup two of my HDD to a third HDD I run this weekly on a schedule and the backup itself takes more than 24 hours. but this one time i left the schedule to daily so ...
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How to prevent from uploading videos to Google Photos?

I am using Google Photos App to backup and sync camera images to photos.google.com. I just want to back up and sync only Camera photos and not the recorded videos (due to heavy in size and take longer ...
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KeePass destroys Hardlinks?

I'm using KeePassX on OS X. I have a folder ~/.keyfiles, to which I'm hardlinking all key- and password-related files for a daily encrypted backup. To also backup my KeePass-Database, I therefore ...
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Windows Server 2012 Backup: How do I enable Bitlocker on a hard disk that is “dedicated” for backups?

I'm using the Windows Server Backup wizard to backup server data to an external hard drive. Unfortunately, the room where this server is can't be secured, so my biggest concern is that anybody could ...
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rsnapshot exclude_file not working for local backup?

I've setup rsnapshot for 2 Ubuntu 14.04 servers. One is over SSH, the other is local. The configs are almost exactly the same, however the local backup seems to not honor the exclude_file. Global ...
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Get Win7 backup settings without changing settings

I want to see what my current Win7 backup directory settings are. The only way I have found to get to them is by going through the Win7 backup wizard. This last time I stepped through the wizard, ...
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Windows Bacup Image - on live system?

I remember the old days, when many people used Norton Ghost. It was started from a bootable floppy disk and then one was able to create or restore system images. Today I use the built-in Windows ...
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I cannot get Windows 7 to perform a system backup

I am trying to create a backup of my Windows 7 partition by using Windows' "Backup and Restore" utility. I have an external USB hard drive with a ~1.8 TB NTFS partition and a small 256 MB partition ...
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Using 7-Zip for peer-to-peer LAN backups, good or bad idea?

Context: A couple of computers have a few gigabytes of documents to back-up. Most of the hard drive is empty. I want to use 7-Zip to create password protected archives and distribute it among the ...
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Unable to create system image: One of volumes specified for backup is invalid

Having rebuilt my laptop from a Windows 8.1 sys-prepped image, then spent a day adding additional applications, I want to create a system image to speed up any future rebuilds. However, when I ...
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Backing up Windows to a NAS: Security issues

Recent computer malware will seek out mounted SMB volumes and do their dirty work on files it finds there. This puts NAS-based backups at risk. Due to a Windows limitation, a client may use no more ...
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Does Synology DS716+ NAS back up iPhone photos or just sync?

I'm thinking of buying this NAS. I'm planning to use pretty much all the features on it. Running Plex, using the Time Machine and also backing up home PCs. One thing I'm a bit confused about is ...
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win32_shadowcopy Unsupported shadow copy context

The result of entering (Get-WmiObject -list win32_shadowcopy).create("C:\","Backup") into powershell is ReturnValue : 5 ShadowID : {00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000} However the ...